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Electron Release Server

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A node web server which serves & manages releases of your Electron App, and is fully compatible with Squirrel Auto-updater (which is built into Electron).

Electron Release Server Demo

Note: Despite being advertised as a release server for Electron applications, it would work for any application using Squirrel.

If you host your project on your Github and do not need a UI for your app, then Nuts is probably what you're looking for. Otherwise, you're in the same boat as I was, and you've found the right place!

Advisory Notices

IMPORTANT:

  • The release of Angular 1.6.0 has broken all electron-release-server versions prior to 1.4.2. Please use the instructions under the Maintenance heading below to update your fork! Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Since release 1.5.0 several models have changed to accommodate new features. Please use the instructions under Migration to update your database! Sorry for the inconvenience.

Features

  • Docker 🐳 support (thanks to EvgeneOskin)!
  • Awesome release management interface powered by AngularJS
    • Authenticates with LDAP, easy to modify to another authentication method if needed
  • Store assets on server disk, or Amazon S3 (with minor modifications)
    • Use pretty much any database for persistence, thanks to Sails & Waterline
  • Simple but powerful download urls (NOTE: when no assets are uploaded, server returns 404 by default):
    • /download/latest
    • /download/latest/:platform
    • /download/:version
    • /download/:version/:platform
    • /download/:version/:platform/:filename
    • /download/channel/:channel
    • /download/channel/:channel/:platform
    • /download/flavor/:flavor/latest
    • /download/flavor/:flavor/latest/:platform
    • /download/flavor/:flavor/:version
    • /download/flavor/:flavor/:version/:platform
    • /download/flavor/:flavor/:version/:platform/:filename
    • /download/flavor/:flavor/channel/:channel
    • /download/flavor/:flavor/channel/:channel/:platform
  • Support pre-release channels (beta, alpha, ...)
  • Support multiple flavors of your app
  • Auto-updates with Squirrel:
    • Update URLs provided:
      • /update/:platform/:version[/:channel]
      • /update/flavor/:flavor/:platform/:version[/:channel]
    • Mac uses *.dmg and *.zip
    • Windows uses *.exe and *.nupkg
  • Serve the perfect type of assets: .zip for Squirrel.Mac, .nupkg for Squirrel.Windows, .dmg for Mac users, ...
  • Specify date of availability for releases
  • Release notes endpoint
    • /notes/:version/:flavor?

NOTE: if you don't provide the appropriate type of file for Squirrel you won't be able to update your app since the update endpoint will not return a JSON. (.zip for Squirrel.Mac, .nupkg for Squirrel.Windows).

Deploy it / Start it

Follow our guide to deploy Electron Release Server.

Auto-updater / Squirrel

This server provides an endpoint for Squirrel auto-updater, it supports both OS X and Windows.

Documentation

Check out the documentation for more details.

Building Releases

I highly recommend using electron-builder for packaging & releasing your applications. Once you have built your app with that, you can upload the artifacts for your users right away!

Maintenance

You should keep your fork up to date with the electron-release-server master.

Doing so is simple, rebase your repo using the commands below.

git remote add upstream https://github.com/ArekSredzki/electron-release-server.git
git fetch upstream
git rebase upstream/master

Credit

This project has been built from the Sails.js up by Arek Sredzki, with inspiration from nuts.

License

MIT License

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